Tour Highlights Sulawesi Overland Tours 12 Days 11 Nights: Makassar, Tana Toraja, Rafting at Toraja, Pendolo, Tentena, Ampana, Palu, Gorontalo, Minahasa and Finish Manado.
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Mini participants : two persons
Day 01 ARRIVAL IN MAKASAR (D)
According to your schedule of arrival by GA 620 Eta. 10h10 ex. Denpasar, you will meet our Tour Guide at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar. After that, transfer directly to Makassar the capital town of South Sulawesi. Then we will take you on a half day city tour visiting The Museum of Balla Lompoa where we can find all ancient collection from the royal family of Gowa kingdom. Onwards to Sulawesi Miniature Garden to see all types of South Sulawesian traditional houses. Afterwards, we will visit Akkarena Beach Tanjung Bunga for resfreshment. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. After dinner check in at for stay overnight – located on the beach front.
Day 02. DRIVE TO TANA TORAJA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, take approx. 8 hours scenic drive to Tana Toraja with many photo-stops en route, passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop on the Puncak Lakawan for having coffee break while enjoy the wonderful view of Mount Buttukabobong. In the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 03. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Tana Toraja tour. In the morning we drive to Batutumonga highland, where we can enjoy the spectacular views of blue mountains, green rice terraces & other unique sites around the spot. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon, we visit Lemo where we can find hanging graves with its rows of Tau-Tau effigies. On to Londa, a natural grave where the deceased are entombed. Kete Kesu is a traditional Torajan village where we can see the Tongkonan houses and the rice barns. Than back to Hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Day 04. TORAJA – PENDOLO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Pendolo via Palopo. The road between Tana Toraja to Palopo offers us many spectacular views. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Pendolo a small town, located on the south shore of Lake Poso. Dinner and stay overnight at Hotel – simple accommodation.
Day 05. PENDOLO – TENTENA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, depart for Tentena. Today, we will take a charter boat, crossing the crystal clear waters of Lake Poso. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Tentena. After lunch, we will visit the Wera Saluopa waterfall, famous for its multi stepped waterfall. Dinner and stay overnight at Cottage – simple accommodation.
Day 06. TENTENA – PALU (B,L,D)
After breakfast, set out to Palu. On the way we will visit the Sulewana Waterfall. Lunch will be served in Poso. In the afternoon, arrive in Palu. Dinner and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 07. PALU – DONGGALA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day tour to Donggala. We will stop in Kampong Lere to see the traditional house of Joyo Kodi, the house of the former king of Kaili people. Then we will take a walk through a fishing village near Donggala. Lunch will be served on a sandy beach seashore. After lunch, we will take a short city tour in Donggala by traditional horse carriage. In the afternoon, transfer directly to Prince John Dive Resort Tanjung Karang.
Day 08. DONGGALA (B,L,D)
Free program at Prince John Dive Resort
Day 09. DONGGALA – GORONTALO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, depart for Gorontalo, passing through several villages where we can see the local life. Lunch en route. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Gorontalo. Dinner and stay overnight at Hotel Quality Gorontalo.
Day 10. GORONTALO – MANADO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive to the capital town of North Sulawesi “Manado” by passing through the picturesque villages, white sandy beaches, coconut and clove plantations. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Manado. Then direct transfer to your hotel for dinner and stay overnight at.
Day 11. FULL DAY MINAHASA HIGHLAND TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, start from your hotel to highland places visiting Woloan village an area with a big group of carpenters, they are building the traditional Minahasa wooden house for sell. Tomohon traditional wet market, selling vegetables, traditional food of Minahasan such as wild pig, Dog, mice even snake. Temboan hilltop, if not cloudy you can enjoy the fantastic panorama of line of vegetables, farms, Bitung port and Tondano Lake with rice field surroundings. Here is a good photo spot. Drive around Tondano Lake with its goldfish farm. After lunch visiting Hill of love with the spring water and 2435 stairs around this hill but before visiting Pulutan village that produces clay pottery. This tour is uncompleted if you not seeing the Linow Lake in Lahendong because the sulfur and sunshine, after the spectacular tours and dinner with Manado view you will be pick up to your hotel.
Day 12. TRANSFER OUT (B)
After breakfast, transfer directly to Sam Ratulangi Airport Manado to catch your flight for your next destination.
The above prices include private ac car based, tour as per program, English or other required languages speaking guide, entrance fees, full board meals, mineral water during tour ( Aqua ), tax & service and accommodation based on the above hotels mentioned.